CAM Connects is an ongoing virtual programming series highlighting important stories and content areas from the Museum's collections.
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→ Read the full August 24 CAM Connects issue here.
Since the Cape Ann Museum's temporary closure in March, the Museum has been sharing its mission of fostering an appreciation of the quality and diversity of life on Cape Ann in new ways, including virtually, through CAM Connects. Each issue has focused on a specific subject to further readers' knowledge and appreciation of Cape Ann history and art, and has introduced informative new content from CAM's dedicated and knowledgeable staff, including highlights from the recently digitized CAM Video Vault and Oral Histories collections, CAM Kids art lessons, insights into the Library & Archives expansive archival collections, and of course, an in-depth look at some of our favorite pieces of art. Outside of the regularly themed content, Museum staff has been hard at work on awide variety of other “virtual” projects, and in this issue, on the eve of our reopening, we’d like to share a few of them with you.
In this issue:
→ Google Arts & Culture
The Cape Ann Museum recently joined the exciting Google Arts & Culture online platform that features content from over 2,000 leading museums and archives around the world. Take a look at our first online exhibit of Jim Hooper's Portraits of a Working Waterfront here.
→ Virtual Shorts – The CAM Docent Blog
During the CAM’s temporary closure the Docents have stayed actively involved with the Museum by writing short, educational pieces for Virtual Shorts, the brand-new CAM Docent blog! Get started here
→ Tom and T. M. Nicholas: A Father and Son's Journey in Paint
While the Museum is closed, enjoy a tour with artist T. M. Nicholas in this video exploration of the exhibition. The Tom and T. M. Nicholas exhibit has been extended and will remain on view at the Museum through November 1, 2020 (click here for details).
→ Expanding the Visitor Experience with QR Codes
With preparations underway to reopen the Museum staff are looking at new ways to enhance and expand the visitor experience. To this end, QR codes have been installed on signs and wall labels throughout the galleries. Find out more.
→ Introducing CAM's Summer Interns
Over the summer the Museum has benefited from the contributions of two interns, Chandra Levey and Mikayla King, each of whom has brought their energy and skills to assist with CAM's new virtual initiatives. Meet the interns!